Whilst furgling about on the internet I found the following relevant parliamentary questions and answers in Hansard.3 November 2005

Breast-feeding

26. Mrs. Hodgson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government are taking to encourage acceptance of breastfeeding in public places. [24360]

Meg Munn: The Government are committed to the promotion of breastfeeding. We are examining women’s experiences of feeding in public places through the National Infant Feeding Survey 2005, to inform our thinking in this area.

Through the annual National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the Department of Health encourages breastfeeding in public places.

19 January 2006

Breastfeeding

25. Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will make a statement on Government policy on breastfeeding in public places. [43252]

Meg Munn: Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for infants and we are aware of the important contribution it can make to the health of mothers and infants. The Government are collecting data through the National Infant Feeding Survey 2005 on women’s experiences of breastfeeding in public.

(Meg Munn is Junior minister for women and equality.)

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